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Interview with Novelist John Collings

John Collings, author of the young adult, humour novel, Tag: A Cautionary Tale is interviewed by Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews website:

Novelist John Collings joins me today. We’re chatting about his new young adult literary fiction work, Tag: A Cautionary Tale.

Welcome, John. Please tell us about your current release.

Tag: A Cautionary Tale is a fictionalized history of the playground game, Tag, and all the games that were spawned from its inception. The boys who created the game enjoy it on a daily basis until things start to fall apart for them. Soon factions are formed and neither side listens to the other side as they both inadvertently work towards the destruction of the field they both love.

To read more, go to Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews.

Blog Tour Itinerary for TAG: A CAUTIONARY TALE

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In the race to be king, there can be only one winner

Tag, Red Rover, King of the Hill…children’s games are an allegory for real world competition.

Think of the race for President of the United States as a game of Tag, with the entire country as the playing field.

The candidates, usually boys, are the players.

Before long, the players realize that no man is an island and they form two teams. Eventually the leader of the first team emerges. It takes a while longer, but the second team eventually decides which of the two forerunners should be their rightful leader.

But that’s not enough. In the game of Tag, there can ultimately be only a single winner, the King of the Hill. The race for King is cutthroat. Lives may be lost, reputations tarnished, back-alley deals are struck and broken. They say that to the victor goes the spoils—in this race, the victor will take his spoils, even if it he must turn his kingdom into a vast wasteland to get them.

EMSA Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Tag: A Cautionary Tale by John Collings. A contemporary, young adult, satire that draws parallels between the world of politics and the games children play. The world of politics is a high-stakes, dangerous game; playing Tag on Arabella Hill is no different.

In the race to rule Arabella Hill, there can be only one winner. Read Tag: A Cautionary Tale by John Collings to find out who will reign supreme.

John CollingsTag: A Cautionary Tale is scheduled for a July 5, 2016 release (though it is already available in stores).

Here’s the itinerary so far (in no particular order):

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